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unpossibles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-30-08 12:28 PM
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30. two points
1 - does the illegality harm even more than the drug itself? In other words does the black market and crime involved in said market create more problems than the actual substance?

2 - does prohibition really keep people from using? Have rates gone down since prohibition? Are drugs now impossible to get some 4 decades after the war on drugs began? Or is that just a smoke screen to get votes and scare people into giving up their rights?
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  -Because the most important thing right now is decriminalizing pot. originalpckelly  Jul-30-08 08:40 AM   #0 
  - actually, it would/could ultimately be a very BIG economic stimulus...  QuestionAll   Jul-30-08 08:44 AM   #1 
  - If they legalize pot the day before the election, we're screwed. n/t  IanDB1   Jul-30-08 08:44 AM   #2 
  - You dummy, you troll. Pot is the biggest cash crop in the US right now.  crikkett   Jul-30-08 08:52 AM   #3 
  - "you'll be wiping your ass with the stuff within a year" . . .  OneBlueSky   Jul-30-08 09:24 AM   #4 
  - I quit smoking bad shit years ago.  DiktatrW   Jul-30-08 09:35 AM   #6 
  - Well said.....ditto. nt  snappyturtle   Jul-30-08 09:24 AM   #5 
  - I think the point is to quit arresting and jailing innocent people  lame54   Jul-30-08 09:35 AM   #7 
  - What's wrong with decriminalizing something that is used as a front for unnecessary incarceration?  StrongBad   Jul-30-08 09:37 AM   #8 
  - That would be excellent for the economy, and tax revenues.  krabigirl   Jul-30-08 09:42 AM   #9 
  - hell you are right, you know? because it's completely  Javaman   Jul-30-08 10:33 AM   #10 
  - As soon as congress passes the World Peace Omnibus Bill  EOTE   Jul-30-08 10:43 AM   #12 
     - keep holding your breath on that one.  Javaman   Jul-30-08 11:13 AM   #24 
  - Are you kidding?  Cal Carpenter   Jul-30-08 10:35 AM   #11 
  - So... you support the war on drugs?  Bornaginhooligan   Jul-30-08 10:49 AM   #13 
  - That's just what I was thinking. Must be a prison guard.....  cliffordu   Jul-30-08 10:54 AM   #14 
  - Dumb OP on several levels.  High Plains   Jul-30-08 10:59 AM   #15 
  - Umm... I don't think the OP meant this to be...  Juniperx   Jul-30-08 11:08 AM   #20 
     - Talk about someone who needs to get high.  originalpckelly   Jul-30-08 11:12 AM   #22 
        - Please. The so-called War on Drugs destroyed the Constitution long ago  thecatburgler   Jul-30-08 11:20 AM   #25 
        - LOL  Bornaginhooligan   Jul-30-08 11:22 AM   #26 
        - Heh! Well, people are dead serious about their ganja! LOL!  Juniperx   Jul-30-08 12:27 PM   #28 
  - Will Foster would likely disagree with your thesis  SOS   Jul-30-08 11:01 AM   #16 
  - If you had cancer, you might think so.  Bonobo   Jul-30-08 11:03 AM   #17 
  - I'm sure they can squeeze it in somewhere  charlie   Jul-30-08 11:04 AM   #18 
  - Big Pharma will never let this go...  Juniperx   Jul-30-08 11:06 AM   #19 
  - What?  mikeytherat   Jul-30-08 11:11 AM   #21 
  - They should legalize all drugs. Cocaine alone is a 200 Billion a year industry.  Wizard777   Jul-30-08 11:13 AM   #23 
  - Cocaine is extremely harmful.  Zynx   Jul-30-08 11:24 AM   #27 
     - So is alcohol...  Juniperx   Jul-30-08 12:27 PM   #29 
     - two points  unpossibles   Jul-30-08 12:28 PM   #30 
        - Two VERY GOOD points.  Toucano   Jul-30-08 12:31 PM   #31 
  - There is no economy when you are in jail.  RadiationTherapy   Jul-30-08 12:37 PM   #32 

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